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No benefit of wearing compression stockings after endovenous thermal ablation of varicose veins: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Hu H, Wang J, Wu Z, Liu Y, Ma Y, Zhao J et al.

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2022; 63: 103-111.

There were seven RCTs including 1146 procedures. Wearing a compression stocking reduced early postoperative pain (P<0.001), but had no effect on complications, quality of life, vein occlusion rates, or time to return to work.

Comment: Post intervention compression is not necessary.

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